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Protesters set this limo on fire. Photo: Jennifer Brett

At the DC protests, a naked guy and a raging car fire

9:42 pm Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Protesters took to the streets soon after President Donald Trump was inaugurated today, and law enforcement officers were quickly there as well. The scene was initially tense, with flash grenades going off and pepper spray streaming, but things cooled after a while.

At one point, with a phalanx of police officers blocking a street, things got kind of humorous.

“Is that a night stick in your pocket or are you just happy

Photo: Cody Hancock

Protesters pelt Biker for Trump with eggs along parade route 

11:58 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Bikers for Trump brigade came to the Inauguration pledging to form a “wall of meat” to aid police in maintaining order.

As protesters mobilized along the parade route, the wall of meat temporarily scrambled with an egg.

A biker who gave his name as Carl Z. was pelted after a dust up with protesters. The anti-Trump contingent is formidable, and protesters seem to outnumber supporters in many areas.

At one


Hours ahead of Inauguration parade, protesters practice booing 

10:39 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Protesters mobilized early to claim real estate along today’s Inauguration parade, and a growing crowd is cheering speakers who decry Donald Trump and his policies.

“America was great, then Europeans came to her shores,” one speaker said.

Another led the crowd in a chant of “Shut it down! Shut it down!”

In between speakers the crowd practiced booing.

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Trump protesters, supporters line up in droves along inauguration parade route

8:58 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Linda Vega and Tony Rooney are both from metro Atlanta and both made the trip up for today’s inauguration.

That’s where the similarities end.

Vega, of McDonough, worked on Donald Trump’s campaign and is thrilled to see him sworn in:

Rooney, of Atlanta, is “horrified and disgusted America has been reduced to a fascist state.”

The two represent opposing sides queued up for what promises to be a lively day. At the

Bobby Knight and Jim Brown at a pre-inauguration reception for Donald Trump supporters. Photo: Jennifer Brett

On President Obama’s last day, Bobby Knight dings his golf game

3:20 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Thursday was President Barack Obama’s final full day in office; Donald Trump succeeds him today.

A group of prominent Trump supporters gathered for an exclusive, private party at a DC law office where bartenders served cheekily themed cocktails like “Putin’s Moscow Hacking Mule” and the “Mexican Wallbanger.”

Hall of Fame NFL great Jim Brown, founder of Amer-i-Can, which teaches life management skills, job coaching and other programming, called for unity.


Behold, the Trump-mobile. Photo: Jennifer Brett

A Palm Beach pastor is stopping traffic in DC with custom Trump-mobile

4:40 pm Jan. 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Traffic here is already good and jacked up, with authorities closing streets close to Friday’s parade route, and the site of a 7,500-pound, 29-foot long rolling contraption cobbled together from two Mercedes Benz station wagons and a 1962 Chrysler Imperial and tricked out with Donald Trump gear isn’t helping.

But the rolling traffic jam Jorma Puranen is causing with this head-turning Trump-mobile seems to be inspiring other motorists to slow

AJC photo: Brant Sanderlin

T.I. urges support for anti-Inauguration march in Atlanta

12:04 pm Jan. 19, 2017

We’re here in Washington, where a number of metro Atlantans, including Germaine Thomas of Conyers, shown in this video clip, have come to cheer for President Trump tomorrow.

Back home, Atlanta rapper-actor T.I. – shown above in July 2016 at an Atlanta protest decrying police shootings that have happened around the country – is urging support for an anti-Inauguration march.

NEW: A Palm Beach pastor is stopping traffic in DC with this custom 7,500-pound, 29-foot long Trump-mobile